The Los Angeles Kings have finally hoisted the Stanley Cup with an impressive 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. The 8th seeded Kings surprised everyone during their incredible post season run. They knocked out the Presidents’ Trophy winners, the Vancouver Canucks in round one, then they swept the St. Louis Blues in round two and they eliminated the Phoenix Coyotes in round three.
The Kings made Los Angeles fans dreams come true last night when they finally won the Stanley Cup. This is the franchises first Stanley Cup win and they did it in style. After a 45 year wait the Kings’ fans can finally bask in the glory! Kings captain Dustin Brown opened up the scoring on the powerplay and then there was no stopping the Kings. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis had two goals each and Matt Green added another goal. Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick made 17 saves and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for being the playoffs MVP. Quick had an incredible post season and he ended the playoffs with a .946 save percentage and a remarkable 1.41 goals against average.
The Kings were probably one of the most underrated hockey teams in the NHL but not anymore! A team that had to fight for the final playoffs spot in the Western Conference are now the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions! Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings!!!
If you missed the celebrations here’s a look at the Los Angeles Kings winning their first Stanley Cup: